(Closed) Calling All DIY Expert Bees! Help!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Sorry, I don’t know what a Friskas is but I think Martha Stewart makes a variety of tag punches. I would print the tag design on a cardstock or heavyweight paper and punch them out (rather than bothering with stickers). Even if it didn’t have the hole for the string, you could buy a bunch in the shape that you want and a small hole punch for the hole.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i would just buy the cricut cartridge you need and give it a go 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@15happyyears:  The one you bought is pretty much the opposite of what you thought you were buying.  I have it too.  Basically you need to cut out circles.  Well the one you have creates a circle “window” on a full sheet of paper.  You want a scalloped punch that gives you the circle, not the window.  I’m sorry if this is confusing, I can’t explain it any better. You’re supposed to throw out the part with the 3 holes in it.  I would suggest buying any other scalloped circle besides the “everywhere” punches…that will do what you want it to do. Fiskars makes a scalloped circle and so does Ek Craft Punches and some other brand sold at Michael’s (usually pastel colored punches in various sizes like 2 inches).  Beware though, Martha Stewart just started selling the equivalent to the Fiskars punch you have.  Hope this helps!

Here’s a link to what I think you are looking for:

http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/uchida-clever-lever-mega-scalloped-circle-craft-punch-reviews

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@15happyyears: You’re welcomeSmile  Glad you were able to comprehend my poor attempt at an explanation!  The link I provided is the “other” brand they sell at Michael’s and they work well. I have a bunch of them in various shapes and sizes. All you have to do then is print out what you want (in a similar size as your punch) and then use the punch upside down so you can center your print area in the punch area.  Best of luck to you!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Here is a fiskar punch, similiar to the one I have:

http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-01-003775-Scalloped-Squeeze-Approval/dp/B001GSEJPM/ref=pd_sim_k_3

It allows you to see where you are punching (the paper shows up in the window), so you can line it up exactly right. 

We are also using these to make a sticker for our favors bag. We are going to make the image, and test it out by punching (to make sure it lines up) and then punch them all out. We will probably make a sheet of them, and get them printed at kinkos in color so it’s really saturated. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Oh Fiskars?! I’m glad that @vaness13181 was able to figure out what you were talking about and help you out because I was really not getting it!

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